4 April 2022

Clare County Council, with the support of Creative Ireland, are seeking proposals for street art in the Ennis Local Electoral Area.

Over the years our town has seen beautiful, engaging, quirky and provocative street art by the likes of Conor Harrington, Eva Menes and Martin Shannon and many others. Supported and enabled by organisations such as glór, Ennis Street Art Festival and Ennis Chamber of Commerce, the strength of many of the street art initiatives has stemmed from partnerships between artists and organisations, businesses, community groups and the local authorities.

Clare Arts Office is now looking to further this through the PRISM scheme and welcomes proposals that feature partnerships with artists that will animate Ennis and surrounding areas over the summer months. It is important to note that letters of permission from property owners for the proposed works must accompany applications.

As much of Ennis Town Centre is in an ACA (Architectural Conservation Area) the Arts Office, the Arts Office will liaise with the Planning Department of Clare County Council regarding the creation of the artworks. Murals are not exempt from planning permission, however, exemptions may be granted under the Planning Act Section 4 (1) (f) for works carried out on behalf of, or jointly or in partnership with, a local authority.

It is planned, subject to funding, to roll this scheme out to the other Local Electoral Area’s on a rolling annual basis.

Sara Foust will be giving a webinar on developing murals on Wednesday, April 6th for artists or community groups who may be interested in developing ideas